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July 25 In the Press

Executive Chef Dean Coppard hands over the reigns to head chef Mark McGonigle at Uluru Bar & Grill.

New chapter for Uluru Bar & Grill as Aussie chef Dean Coppard hits the coast

It’s the end of an era and the start of a new chapter as chef Dean Coppard hands over the baton to Head Chef Mark McGonigle at Uluru Bar & Grill.

For the past 18 months the team have worked their way through a major transition as part of a £2million investment which included the relocation of Uluru Bar & Grill. The team have worked tirelessly to create an Australian neighbourhood style restaurant. But now, it’s time for the chefs to shine as Dean heads off on a new challenge. Here’s the full story:

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June 30 In the Press

Eleanor McGillie, left, is the director of MGMPR - sponsor of Northern Ireland's Top 20 Most Inspiring Women's feature which is running in Business First Online magazine.

Final call for Northern Ireland’s 20 Most Inspiring Women 2016 nominations

MGMPR Ltd, a multi-media PR agency which uses brand journalism as a powerful communication tool, is the sponsor of Northern Ireland’s Top 20 Most Inspiring Women feature.

The deadline to receive nominations is July 22 so if you haven’t voted yet please do before the deadline. This feature is an opportunity to celebrate women who are doing great things in the world of business and who are deemed inspirational by their colleagues, customers and peers.

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June 28 In the Press Year of Food & Drink 2016

Executive Chef Dean Coppard firing the Josper Grill at Uluru Bar & Grill. MGMPR_IMG_6768

They may be slippery but sprinkle some Aussie authenticity and you’ve got a mighty fine catch

On Saturday, Dean Coppard, the Executive Chef at Uluru Bar & Grill in Armagh, will be cooking eel at the ‘River To Lough Festival’ in Antrim.

‘Lough and Apples’ is an award winning dish jointly created with Sous Chef Adam Ogle. This dish was used as the ‘starter’ as part of Adam’s menu for IFEX 2016 Salon de Culinaire for which he received a bronze medal and placed third in Ireland for Senior Chef of the Year. Here’s the full story:

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June 27 In the Press Year of Food & Drink 2016

Greg MacNeice of Mac Ivors Cider Co with the new Plum and Ginger range. MGMPR-20160622-WA0005

Fifth generation apple grower takes the taste of Armagh’s orchards to Europe

Greg MacNeice is a fifth generation apple grower who has a vision to expand the Mac Ivors Cider Co brand across Europe and America.

Mac Ivors Cider Co, in the last four years, has bottled just short of one million bottles of its Mac Ivors Traditional Dry and Medium Ciders. Now introducing its new Plum and Ginger flavour, the cider-maker has announced a new distributor deal in Rome and will target the American market later this year. Here’s the full story:

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June 9 In the Press

MGMPR is a multi media PR agency which uses brand journalism as a powerful communication tool

There are inspirational women everywhere – but who are Northern Ireland’s Top 20 in 2016?

Supporting women in business is not only a good thing to do – it’s the right thing to do. That’s why we have teamed up with Business First Magazine to sponsor a new feature – Northern Ireland’s Top 20 Inspirational Women. Nominations are open until July 22.

This is an opportunity for inspirational women to tell their stories, share experiences, inspire the next generation of creative thinkers, showcase disruptive innovation and celebrate achievements.

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June 2 Newsfeed The Richhill Apple Fayre Year of Food & Drink 2016

Cara Devlin, aged 7, looks really pretty in among the blossoms at Hamilton Loney's apple farm in Richhill ahead of this year's Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre Picture: Cliff Donaldson MGMPR Ltd

Promising season for apple growers as our famous orchards are in full bloom

The Richhill Apple Harvest Fayre will take place again this year on October 29 after two successful fayres which have attracted thousands of people.

We interview Hamilton Loney, chairman of the NI Fruit Growers Association and chairman of the UFU Fruit Committee, during a tour of his orchards. which are alive again with their stunning pink blossoms. Mr Loney says the bloom shows promising signs for this year’s crop for cider producers, apple processers and for fresh market traders.

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May 20 In the Press Year of Food & Drink 2016

Dean Coppard of Uluru Bar and Grill in Armagh will be leading the cooking demonstrations at the NI CountrySports Fair in Scarvagh next week. MGMPR_IMG_9388

Did you hear the one about the Lough Neagh Eel which married the Bramley Apple?

Australian Chef Dean Coppard, from Uluru Bar and Grill, will be leading the cookery demonstrations at this year’s NI CountrySports Fair.

Dean will showcase his authentic cuisine by combining two of Northern Ireland’s finest PGI products at next week’s Fair – the Lough Neagh Eel and the famous Orchard County Bramley Apple. Dean said: “From sourcing new products from the field, sea or loughs this year’s CountrySports Fair will be served up something completely unique.”

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April 12 In the Press

Copyright © Kevin Cooper Photoline NUJ: Brian Campfield, ICTU President, at NIC ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference which took place on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April 2016 in City Hotel Derry. MGMPR

Housing crisis is looming as ICTU warns against privatisation of NIHE portfolio

Northern Ireland is on the verge of a housing crisis if plans continue to transfer more and more Housing Executive stock to the voluntary sector.

Brian Campfield, President of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), told delegates at the biennial conference that if the Housing Executive sells its portfolio of houses, then people would no longer be able to afford private rents, and, as a result, education and health would also suffer and jobs would be lost.

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April 12 In the Press

Copyright © Kevin Cooper Photoline NUJ: Peter Bunting, ICTU Assistant General Secretary, at NIC ICTU Biennial Delegate Conference which took place on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April 2016 in City Hotel Derry. MGMPR

Farm groups support motion to stay in EU as ICTU lobby for workers’ interests

Farmers and businesses are being urged to work together – that’s a key message during a debate on Brexit at the ICTU conference today.

Peter Bunting, assistant General Secretary of the ICTU, said if Northern Ireland has a chance of growing its economy its members must vote ‘Yes’ in the EU referendum. Mr Bunting added that It is critical that farmers and the business community work in tandem to ensure members maximise the ‘Yes’ vote. Here’s the full story:

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Case Studies (See All)

July 20 Case Study

MGMPR is a multi media PR agency which uses brand journalism as a powerful communication tool

MGMPR Ltd team up with Tour of Ulster 2015 organisers to ramp up coverage

The Tour of Ulster cycle race took place in May 2015. Almost 150 cyclists from across the globe gathered to fight for the coveted pink jersey again.

The event was organised by Garry Nugent of BGN Management who worked tirelessly to ensure the race was a huge success. In order to ramp up the coverage, MGMPR Ltd was asked to get on board to ensure the race gained regional and national coverage which we were delighted to have achieved.

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November 10 Case Study

Rt Hon Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, Dr Vince Cable MP with our client, Headforwards, who recruited MGMPR to announce global cloud contract

Technology company recruits MGMPR to announce global cloud contract

Job creation, sun, sea and fibre connectivity are words we think about when we think of beautiful Cornwall.

We love the Westcountry so when Headforwards approached MGMPR Ltd to manage the announcement of its new cloud contract with a global telecoms giant we were delighted. We are delighted to assist businesses in the South West build on their profiles and brand awareness using our storytelling skills.

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November 10 Case Study

Emersons, which employs 110 people, was first opened by Henry Alexander Emerson in 1889. It was then passed to his son Newton Emerson then on to his son Henry, right, and is now being run by Henry's son Gavin, left.

Emersons and MGMPR team up for PR therapy as £2million city investment rolls out

Our team at MGMPR Ltd know how to get people talking about brands and we know how to develop that conversation through storytelling.

Emerson’s supermarket in Northern Ireland is a 125-year-old household brand name which is currently investing £2million in the high street. We are delighted to tell the story of the investment which will bring shoppers back into the hub of the market square. Consumer PR matters. Tell Your Story!

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